Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®


Model #: 0170320852
Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst

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S'inscrivant dans la lignée de son aînée de 2012 à électronique passive, la Fender Select Active Jazz Bass emmène notre modèle de basse le plus polyvalent vers de nouveaux sommets d'élégance et de puissance. Son corps en aulne dispose d'une table d'harmonie en érable flammé et d'une superbe finition laquée brillante Tobacco Sunburst teintée main. La forme moderne en « C » de son manche en érable coupé dans le sens de la fibre (quartersawn) est associée à un confortable talon aux contours ergonomiques, à une finition laquée satinée et à des tiges de renfort en graphite Posiflex™ ; la touche en palissandre à radius compensé (9,5” à 14”) compte 20 frettes medium-jumbo et d'élégants repères rectangulaires blanc nacré.

Parmi ses autres caractéristiques haut de gamme figurent deux micros simple bobinage Fender Select Jazz Bass, un mini-sélecteur à bascule Active/Passive, un potentiomètre de contrôle du volume et un potentiomètre de réglage de la balance des micros, un égaliseur actif trois bandes (boutons Boost/Cut pour les aigus, médiums et graves), une plaque de protection à trois plis coloris parchemin, un chevalet vintage High Mass (traversant ou à insertion verticale des cordes), des mécaniques de style vintage et le médaillon Fender Select sur la tête.

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Very nice, but

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jazzben on January 4, 2014 (updated January 6, 2014)
Amateur Blues Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Punk

I have to admit that I fell in love when I first saw it hanging in my music store. The flamed top is so nice! I plugged it in a SWR amp there, and the magic came out of it. The tone is so hot!! I love that "jazz bass" sound. Passive or active, it sounds good either ways.
I own it since a month now, and I think the oil finish on the neck is a little bit sticky, I need to rub it frequently... I suppose that the sticky effect will go away with time, but for now, it is a little annoying.
My biggest deception is under the pickguard: it is routed! I couldn't believe it when I removed the pickguard: I wanted to expose more of that marvelous flamed top, but under the pickguard, there's a big hole all around the neck pickup, and a route between the neck pickup and the electronics under the knobs plate. I cannot believe that Fender produces instruments like this one in the Select class, and don't make an effort on this. Since there is a layer on top for the maple flamed top, this could have been done easily. I'm really disappointed of this.
On the neck, I wish it had a binding, or the nice contoured heel, like the one on the Select Stratocaster HSS. But I like the nice rosewood finish and I'm really glad that Fender put the square pearl inlays marquers, it looks so good!
Other than that, I love it, it is not the heaviest bass I owned, I love the sound of it and I love to play it.

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Top of the line

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axeltag on August 16, 2013 (updated August 16, 2013)
Semi-Professional Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

Huge range, perfect neck and the most beautiful look. This is the best Fender I have ever owned and played. Not Custom Shop, but definitely feels like one.

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General

General
Model Name: Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst
Model Number: 0170320852
Series: Fender® Select
Color: Tobacco Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder with Quilt Maple Top
Body Finish: Hand-Stained with Gloss-Lacquer Topcoat
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Finish: Satin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
Neck Shape: Profil moderne, forme en C
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" radius compensé (241mm-355.6mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Sillet en os synthétique
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Repères de touche "block", imitation nacre.
Truss Rods: Modern Heel Adjust
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Volume général, contrôle de dynamique (Panoramique) , égalisation 3-Bandes Active avec : aigus Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Médiums Boost/Cut
Pickup Switching: Pan pot.
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Mini sélecteur à bascule Active/Passive

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: HMV, High Mass Vintage, (cordes traversantes ou montage traditionnel)
Hardware Finish: Chromé
Tuning Machines: Mécaniques vintage Fender®/Hipshot® "Tapered Shafts".
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Boutons plastiques noirs

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045, .065, .080, .100 Tirants)
Unique Features: Neck Heel Contour, Fender Select Headstock Medallion, Stealth "A" String Retainer
Included Accessories: Cable, Strap, Cloth